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The Resource Redeeming "The prince" : the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece, Maurizio Viroli

Redeeming "The prince" : the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece, Maurizio Viroli

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Redeeming "The prince" : the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece
Title
Redeeming "The prince"
Title remainder
the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Viroli
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Redeeming "The Prince, " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the work. Seen from this original perspective, five centuries after its composition, The Prince offers new insights into the nature and possibilities of political liberation.Rather than a bible of unscrupulous politics, The Prince, Viroli argues, is actually about political redemption--a book motivated by Machiavelli's patriotic desire to see a new founding for Italy. Written in the form of an oration, following the rules of classical rhetoric, the book condenses its main message in the final section, "Exhortation to liberate Italy from the Barbarians." There Machiavelli creates the myth of a redeemer, an ideal ruler who ushers in an era of peace, freedom, and unity. Contrary to scholars who maintain that the exhortation was added later, Viroli proves that Machiavelli composed it along with the rest of the text, completing the whole by December 1513 or early 1514.Only if we read The Prince as a theory of political redemption, Viroli contends, can we at last understand, and properly evaluate, the book's most controversial pages on political morality, as well as put to rest the cliché of Machiavelli as a "Machiavellian."Bold, clear, and provocative, Redeeming "The Prince" should permanently change how Machiavelli and his masterpiece are understood"--
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Viroli, Maurizio
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Machiavelli, Niccolò
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Redeeming "The prince" : the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece, Maurizio Viroli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The prince as a redeemer -- A realist with imagination -- A great oration -- A prophet of emancipation -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17554202
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780691160016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841391662
Label
Redeeming "The prince" : the meaning of Machiavelli's masterpiece, Maurizio Viroli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The prince as a redeemer -- A realist with imagination -- A great oration -- A prophet of emancipation -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17554202
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780691160016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841391662

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